George Osborne is among those who attended the high-powered summit in 2014. Photograph: Getty

The news on Friday that Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has been asked to join the storied Bilderberg conference prompts the obvious question:(...)

 Russian backed rebels serve hot tea to civilians on February 25th in Debaltseve, Ukraine. Photograph:  Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Russia has been planning to annex Crimea and a large part of southeastern Ukraine for more than 12 months, a Russian newspaper has reported.A leaked m(...)

Ukrainian servicemen at a checkpoint near Luhansk village, not far from Debaltseve, Donetsk area, Ukraine, on Tuesday. Lithuania has decided to restore compulsory military service for young men as tensions in Ukraine continue to worry the small Baltic nation. Photograph: Anastasia Vlasova/Reuters

Lithuania has decided to restore compulsory military service for young men as tensions in Ukraine continue to worry the small Baltic nation.After a me(...)

A rally by the anti-Islam group Pegida  in Dresden, Germany. A new study has warned that Germany’s political centre is under attack from a ‘new irrationalism’. Photograph: Sebastian Kahnert/AFP/Getty Images

One in five Germans believe revolution and not reform is the best way to preserve living standards, according to a new study warning that Germany’s po(...)

British defence secretary Michael Fallon said Russian president Vladimir Putin was a “real and present danger“ to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and Nato was getting ready to repel any aggression.  Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images.

Senior Western officials accused Russia on Thursday of redrawing the map of Europe by force and posing a threat to the Baltic states.Russian president(...)

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets with French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Egyptian Defence Minister Colonel General Sidqi Sobqi during a signing ceremony at the presidential palace in Cairo. Photograph: Egyptian president’s office/Reuters

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi called for a United Nations resolution mandating an international coalition to intervene in Libya after Egypt’(...)

Dr Fatima Hamroush at the Institute of International and European Affairs. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Libya’s former health minister has called for the introduction of martial law in that country and the setting up of a coalition government. Speaking (...)

Unknown: Waterford, 2012 from Asylum Archive produced by visual artist and researcher Vukasin Nedeljkovic. The exhibition runs until March 20th

Imagine a photographic exhibition of people’s lives, with no individuals captured in the images.Dublin-based Serbian artist Vukasin Nedeljkovic took a(...)

There is an inevitability to both the shape and instability of the latest Minsk peace agreement for Ukraine. It arises from the realpolitik that the(...)

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Deadly missile fire has ripped into a government stronghold in eastern Ukraine, in advance of a summit on Wednesday seen as crucial to halting the spi(...)